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ERS - Electronic Logbook Guidance

Council Regulations 1966/2006, 1006/2008 and 1224/2009 and Commission Regulations 1077/2008 and 201/2010, implemented by the Sea Fishing (EU Recording and Reporting Requirements) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/334), require Scottish vessels (when operating in Scottish, EU and third country waters) to record and report fishing activity data electronically. As a result, electronic logbooks are being introduced.

An electronic logbook is software that has been installed on board your vessel to record and submit data on your fishing activities, data that is currently recorded in your paper logbook. Electronic logbooks will eventually replace paper logbooks.

For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

In addition, there are a number of letters, updates and guidance notes that are available online.


Letters to Industry


Letters to Suppliers